Arthur Conan Doyle - The Spiritualist

Eleanor Docherty, resident detective at the Centre, will reveal the curious history of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his links to the world of spiritualism – with a tour of the Centre afterwards.

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Spiritualist

About Arthur Conan Doyle - The Spiritualist

13th Aug 2019 to 26th Aug 2019
2pm - 3pm on selected dates - see listing for details
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh West EH12 5AP
£8 (Full Price) - £6 (Concession)
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Did you know that Arthur Conan Doyle was a spiritualist?

Whilst Arthur Conan Doyle is arguably most well known for bringing the legendary Sherlock Holmes to life through his novels, it is less well known that he was a devout spiritualist. Eleanor Docherty, resident detective at the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, will reveal the curious history of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his links to the world of spiritualism – with a tour of the Centre afterwards.

Following years of successful delivery by Ann Treherne, Chair of the Centre, Eleanor will follow in her footsteps in bringing Arthur Conan Doyle’s story to the Fringe.

Last year Eleanor received a certificate from the Mensa Sherlock Holmes special interest group that she is a part of for the outstanding work she has done with them, having written articles which were published in the Baker Street Times. One of her articles was even reproduced by the Conan Doyle Estate!

Eleanor’s current research project is an extensive archive of the life and family of not only Conan Doyle, but also Joseph Bell and William McEwan (the original owner of our building and a well renowned Edinburgh politician, philanthropist and brewer).

If you would like to discover a bit more about Arthur Conan Doyle and his spiritual history, join us on the 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd and 26th August from 2pm!

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Arthur Conan Doyle - The Spiritualist are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Willow Weaving Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Willow Weaving Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

20th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Weave a boat-shaped basket from organically grown Scottish willows, guided by experienced basketweaver Anna Liebmann, in this workshop run by Craft Scotland on either 20th or 24th August.
Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

21st August 2019
Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles joins the twice voted ‘Scots Singer of the Year’ Emily Smith for a special one-off Scottish tour and plays The Queens Hall in August!
The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly

21st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Storyteller Alice Fernbank and musician Graham Dickson lead you on a storytelling voyage laden with song and myth, presented through flute and voice.
Walk The Oars

Walk The Oars

21st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician/singer Neil Sutcliffe return to the Fringe to share a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland.
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Ermanno Panta and Banda Zeitun Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Ermanno Panta and Banda Zeitun Live

21st August 2019 - 23rd August 2019
FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Ermanno Panta & Banda Zeitun, transforming Mediterranean soundscapes into Mediterranean jazz, as part of the Fringe!
Dr Korczak’s Example

Dr Korczak’s Example

21st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Set in 1942, David Greig’s play tells of Janusz Korczak, a Polish doctor and writer who championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love.
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

22nd August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!
Russian String Orchestra at Old St Paul’s

Russian String Orchestra at Old St Paul’s

23rd August 2019
Misha Rachlevsky and the multi award-winning Russian String Orchestra return for seven special evening concerts, each totally different, showcasing major works from the 18th century to present day.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

23rd August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe!
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

23rd August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!
Russian String Orchestra at Old St Paul’s

Russian String Orchestra at Old St Paul’s

24th August 2019
Misha Rachlevsky and the multi award-winning Russian String Orchestra return for seven special evening concerts, each totally different, showcasing major works from the 18th century to present day.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

24th August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe!
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Jansky Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Jansky Live

24th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Catalan duo JANSKY, with their rave of sound, verse and a great deal of jazz improvisation, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe!
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

24th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

25th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!
Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

25th August 2019
Showcasing an eclectic mix of cabaret and comedy, a different group of quality acts will perform in the Forth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols every Sunday throughout August.

Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

In Perpetuity
In Perpetuity
19th August 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
This talk by Ailsa Clarke will explore the founding philosophy of the Imperial War Graves Commission and the huge task of creating the cemeteries and how the work of the CWGC continues to this day.
TalkFest19 - Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown
TalkFest19 - Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown
19th August 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Playwright Nicola McCartney and actor Dritan Kastrati are joined by Professor Sharon Cowan to dissect the process of writing Dritan's astonishing biographical play.
Mary’s Return
Mary’s Return
19th August 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
On 19 August 1561 Mary, Queen of Scots returned to her homeland. Join us for a short talk to discover more about the reception she received when she arrived back in Scotland!
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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
18th August 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Arthur’s Adventure
Arthur’s Adventure
19th August 2019
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
In Perpetuity
In Perpetuity
19th August 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
This talk by Ailsa Clarke will explore the founding philosophy of the Imperial War Graves Commission and the huge task of creating the cemeteries and how the work of the CWGC continues to this day.
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Tour Events you might like...

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
18th August 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Jazz Cruise - Firth of Forth
Jazz Cruise - Firth of Forth
23rd August 2019
Maid of the Forth, South Queensferry
Maid of the Forth’s famed Jazz Cruises are back with an even bigger programme, featuring live music from resident band, Maid of the Forth Stompers!
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Exhibition Tour
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Exhibition Tour
23rd August 2019
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Leith
Drop into ESW at 2pm on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Edinburgh Art Festival for guided tours of works by Caroline Achaintre, Adam Benmakhlouf and Lucy Wayman.
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